Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Events 2016

Spring in Kalamazoo brings the return of Sandhill Cranes, Turkey Vultures, Blue Herons and Red-winged Blackbirds.  Chipmunks, Groundhogs, and Raccoons awake from hibernation.  Empheral wildflowers bloom before the leafy canopy shades the ground.  For people, Spring is a nice time to hike or bike or look for birds, wildflowers, or morels.
Many festivals and activities celebrate Spring in west Michigan

Spring events near Kalamazoo

March 1- April 30 Butterflies are Blooming at Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids

April 16-24, National Park Week

April 23 Green-A-Thon 2016 Celery Flats Portage
April 30 Thornapple Woodpecker Festival Middleville
April 30- May1 Victorian Days Grand Ledge
May 7 Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade 1pm St Joseph - Benton Harbor
May 7-14 Tulip Time festival Holland
May 14 & 21 Lees' Kayak & Canoe Demo day Kalamazoo  

May 14-21 Kalamazoo Bike Week Kalamazoo 
May 17  Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival  at Bell's in Kalamazoo

May 21-22 Great Lakes Kite Festival 2016 Grand Haven
May 28 Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones 3rd Annuak Native Plant Sale People's Food Co-op Kalamazoo 

Also consider:
Vegetable planting dates

Earth Day Activities throughout Michigan
Bike Friendly Kalamazoo's  Event listings

Battle Creek Cleanwater Events

Tawas Point Birding Festival Iosco County May 19–22
birdwatching at Bird Trails and Sanctuaries in Michigan

Discover Kalamazoo's event listing

Monthly Events Roundup from Pure Michigan
Gazelle Sports Races and running calendar
League of Michigan Bicyclists Michigan Bicycling Calendar

Michigan Festivals and Events Association Events browser

The DNR has calendars of events for State Parks and Recreation Areas.

Sarrett Nature Center's Event list Benton Harbor
Spring weekend getaways